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Dianne E. Bennett


NEPONSET - Dianne E. Bennett, 72, of Neponset, died at 5:10 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m.Saturday, April 2 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Marshall Jones will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home with a La Femmes service of rememberance at 2:45 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset. Memorials may be directed to the Neponset Congregational Church, Alzheimer’s Association or to the family for a memorial to be established.

She was born August 23, 1943 in Kewanee, the daughter of Samuel H. and Milda (Peterson) Kramer. She married John H. Bennett on September 21, 1969 at Zion Lutheran Church in Kewanee. He survives of Neponset, as do two sons, Scott Bennett of Neponset and Rodney (Jamie) Bennett of Mackinaw, IL, a brother, Larry Kramer of Elgin, IL, a sister, Rosalie Freelove of Sunrise Beach, MO and two grandchildren, Justin Bennett and Heaven Bennett. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Sam Bennett.

Dianne graduated from Kewanee High School in 1961. She had worked as a cook at Martin Engineering and had also worked as an LPN, as a bus driver for Neponset Schools, bartended at the Kewanee American Legion and was a lifeguard at the YMCA and at Northeast Park. She was a member of the 40&8 in Annawan and had been a Past President and was also a member of La Femmes and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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Rick L. Swanson


LAFAYETTE - Rick L. Swanson, 64, of LaFayette, died at 1:35 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at his home.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m.Friday, April 1 at Galva Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.,Thursday, March 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Memorials may be directed to the COPS Unit at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg or consider being a blood donor. 

He was born June 3, 1951 in Kewanee, the son of Vail and Joan (Halsall) Swanson. He married Linda J. Jeffries on September 3, 1977 in Bishop Hill and they were married for 36 years. She survives, as do two sons, Brent Swanson of LaFayette and James Swanson of Galva, three siblings, Teri Hamilton and Scott Swanson, both of Cambridge and Randy Swanson and his granddaughter, Harper Swanson. He was preceded in death by his father, Vail Swanson and mother, Joan Girven and a daughter in infancy.

He graduated from Galva High School in 1969. He served his country in U.S. Army, serving in Panama during the Vietnam Era. He worked as an assembler at Bryton Technologies in West Jersey until his retirement. He was of the Methodist faith. Rick was a member of Little John Conservation Club and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Loretta I. Mille

 

 

Loretta I. Mille, 88, of Galva, died Sunday, March 27, 2016, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 1st, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Graveside committal services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, rural Kewanee.  Memorials may be made to Henry County Animal Shelter or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

 

Loretta Irene Barrett was born November 25, 1927 in Princeville, Illinois the daughter of Walter and Laura Worsfold Barrett.  She was a graduate of Dunlap High School and received her mental health aide certification when she worked for the Galesburg Research Facility.  Loretta later got her Illinois Beautician License in 1967 and had a beauty shop in Toulon and Mille's Shop in Galva for many years.

 

Her marriage to Gerald Streitmatter took place on May 23, 1947 in Peoria County.  He passed away on April 7, 1965.  She married Albert Mille on September 29, 1973 in Kewanee.  He died September 30, 1992.  Albert and Loretta were members of the Flemish-American Club in Kewanee, and they loved to dance.

 

Those surviving are a daughter, Diana Streitmatter, Galva, two sisters, Martha Begner, Princeville, Thelma Begner, Easton, IL, a brother, Willis Barrett, Princeville, and many nieces and nephews.  Her parents, her two husbands, two brothers, Warren and Walter Barrett, and three sisters, Wilma Bouton, Lavonia Harlan, and Leatha Taylor, preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Loretta's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

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Shirley A. Boswell

Shirley A. Boswell, 81, of Kewanee, Il. died at 12:25 A.M. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Kewanee Care Home.  Shirley was born October 11, 1934 in Kewanee the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Verscha) Queen.  She graduated from Kewanee High School.  Shirley married Glenn Boswell on September 1, 1951 in Kewanee.  He preceded her in death on July 21, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Frank Horton and a brother-in-law Ray Kirkhove.

Surviving are two daughters Karen (Dave) Peach of Kewanee and Christy Nanninga and special friend Mike Workheiser of Kewanee, one son Gary (Debbie) Boswell of Kewanee, one brother Ronnie (Lois) Horton of Kewanee, a sister Betty Kirkhove of Davenport, Ia, fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Shirley was employed at the Boss Company and the Annawan Bread Box prior to retirement.  She enjoyed taking walks, her cat MeMe and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be private.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial has been established and contributions may be left at the funeral home.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Channing Arthur Sieben

 

Channing Arthur Sieben, 72, died peacefully on March 18, 2016 at his home in Ixtlahaucan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico where he’s been living since 2005.  A funeral service was held and burial took place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico.  Memorials may be made to the Public Library or the Richmond Hill Players in Geneseo, IL.  Online condolences for the family may be made on Chan’s obituary page at vandemorefuneralhome.com.

Chan was born on June 3, 1943 in Geneseo, the son of Arthur and Jean Sieben.  He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1961, attended DePauw University, and graduated from Shimmer College in Mt. Carroll, IL. in 1964.   He worked at Deere & Co. and then served in the US Navy from 1966-1969 as a Line Officer aboard the USS Jenkins DD-447 based in Pearl Harbor.  Chan worked for Blackhawk Foundations before joining Sieben Hybrids in 1971. He was co-owner and president of the family seed business until it was sold in 2002.  He worked for several years as an agricultural consultant for the US Fertilizer & Chemical Association leading USAID project in Albania and Kyrgyzstan.

Chan served on the Board of Directors of Illinois Foundation Seeds from 1977-82, and from 1986-1991 serving as vice president in 1981 & president in 1982.  He was selected to participate in the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Program as a member of its first 30 member class in 1982.  Class members received training in communications, international policy, and market development to prepare them as spokespeople for Illinois agriculture.  Chan & his classmates travelled to Washington D.C. and throughout western Europe.

Chan was very active in his home town serving on the school board and the hospital board as well as performing with the Richmond Hill Players.  He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

In 1989 Chan joined with six other seed companies, as one of the original incorporators, to create the Independent Professional Seedsmen Association (IPSA).  He served as IPSA President from the formation in 1989 through 1992, and then continued to act as Executive Director.  The Association continues and today has 220 members.

Chan is survived by two younger brothers, Todd of Geneseo, IL and Drew of Ft. Dodge, IA: his son Whitney (Debra) & four grandchildren of Lantana, TX, and his step daughter Angie (Chris) Naylor & three step grandchildren of Deerfield, IL.

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Mary H. Burns

 

 

Mary H. Burns, 84, of Atkinson, IL, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  A Funeral Service celebrating her life will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Mach 30th at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Atkinson.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service (10-11 am) at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Mary Burns Memorial Fund.

 

Mary was born on August 14, 1931 in Forrest City, Arkansas, the daughter of Otis and Ruby (Terry) Lewis.  She was united in marriage to Gilbert Burns on September 25, 1992 in Atkinson, IL.  He preceded her in death in 2000.  Mary enjoyed crocheting and quilting blankets for her family.

 

She is survived by her daughters: Betty (Rusty) Crowe of Atkinson, IL, Tammy (Brian) Logsdon of Neponset, IL; sons: Ralph (Debbie) Williams of Virgil, IL, Jim Williams; 5 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and brother Ralph Lewis of Florida.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gilbert.

 

 

 

 

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David H. Washburn

David H. Washburn, 65, of Kewanee, Il. died at 11:40 A.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at his home.  Dave was born September 23, 1950 in Kewanee the son of William and Christine (Grench) Washburn.  He graduated from Kewanee High School.  Dave married Karen Kida on February 7, 1969 in Cambridge, Il. 

She survives along with two daughters Christine Lorraine Gallagher and Theresa Lyn Washburn, two sons David John (Johnna) Washburn and Thomas James (Angela) Washburn all of Kewanee , nine grandchildren Colton, David and Christian Washburn, Deidra, Danae and Justine Gallagher, Tristin Garcia and Londyn and Roewyn  Washburn, one great grandson Gavin Sander.  Also surviving is his father William of Kewanee.

Dave was preceded in death by his mother, two brothers William J. and Robert C. Washburn and a sister in infancy.

Dave enjoyed artwork and music.  He played the guitar and wrote many of his own songs.  Dave will best be remembered for his career as an artist/muralist.  With business closures and remodeling, some of Dave’s work has been lost.   Many of his murals can still be seen in restaurants and churches in the tri-county area.  The Washburn signature can still be found on many smaller works including motorcycle tanks, saws and even bird houses.   Dave retired in 2010 due to ill health.

A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, April 2, 2016 Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee. Pastor Brian Currier will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Inurnment will be private for the family at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to the Art Department at Kewanee High School.  The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Audrey M. Bognar

Audrey M. Bognar (Radford) of North Charleston, and formerly of Kewanee died on March 15 at home surrounded by family.

Cremation rights have been accorded. A celebration of her life as well as her husband Roy Bognar will be held April 2 at St. Peters Church Kewanee Ill. Calling hours 9-11 and service 11-12 with a lunch to follow.  Donations can be made to St. Peters Church 119 South Grove St. Kewanee, Ill 61443.

Audrey was born December 1, 1929 in St. Louis the daughter of Clarence and Daisy Radford.  She married Roy Bognar on June 17, 1950 in St. Louis.

Surviving are her 4 children Randy (Theresa Bognar of N. Charleston, Ron (Beth) Bognar of Kewanee, Robin (Tim) Erickson of N. Charleston and Roger (Vicky) Bognar of Goose Creek SC.  Grandchildren are Rachel Bognar of Kewanee, Brice, Veronica, and Merrick Bognar of Goose Creek SC. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Billy.

 

She moved from St Louis to Kewanee in 1964.  She was a housewife and had a day care center. She loved the children as her own and had 25 years in the business. She sang in the choir at St Peters for many years, she was a member of Post Scripts, Greeters and enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge partner and loving friend Ida Meyer.  She enjoyed ridding on a motorcycle and in a 1928 Ford car with Roy.

She was married to Roy the love her life for 65 years.  Her and Roy are now joined in heaven for all eternity and will never have to be apart again.

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Dustin B. Orwig




TOULON - Dustin B. Orwig, 29, of Toulon, died at 3:54 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.Saturday, April 2 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Sidney Davis will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m.Friday, April 1 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Stark County Mental Health Initiative.  

He was born January 11, 1987 in Galesburg, the son of Gerald “Joe” and Lisa (Howell) Orwig. Survivors include his father, Joe (Karin) Orwig of Toulon, his mother, Lisa Orwig of Davenport, IA, four brothers, Joshua Simpson of Seattle, WA and Brandon Simpson, Michael Schott and Nolan Orwig, all of Toulon, two sisters, Jessica Orwig of Las Vegas, NV and Olivia Orwig of Toulon, paternal grandmother, Bertha Orwig of Toulon, maternal grandparents, Jim (Connie) Howell of Toulon and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lester Orwig.

Dustin graduated from Stark County High School in 2005 and from Ashford College with a bachelors degree. He had worked in the soil lab at SGS in Toulon. He had a appreciation for music and enjoyed writing music and reading. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Terri Sue (Gibbons) Selman

 

 

Terri Sue (Gibbons) Selman, 56, of Bishop Hill went to be with her Lord on March 23, 2016 from Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, IL.  Pastor Tim Anderson will officiate.  Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.  Cremation rites have been accorded and private family interment will be in Bishop Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to her family.

 

Terri Sue Gibbons was born December 19, 1959 in Moline the daughter of Jerry A. and Violet E. (Jones) Gibbons.  She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1977.  On January 7, 1978, she married Keith A. Selman in Osco, IL.  He survives.  Terri had worked as a cook at Knox College, Hillcrest Home, Good Samaritan Village and the Henry County Jail.  She had been a co-owner of the Speakeasy in Cambridge and was manager at Colony Store in Bishop Hill.

 

Terri had been active in Osco Community Church and Edgewater Baptist Church and in Junior Choir.  She loved Cooking and Gardening and especially her Children.

 

Survivors include her husband, Keith; son, Brandon Selman; daughter, Trudy Selman, both at home; God children, Craig Johnson, Galesburg, Jenny McMurl, Knoxville, and Andy Johnson, Granite City, IL; her parents, Jerry and Violet Gibbons, Andover; brother, Gary (Linda) Gibbons, McMinnville, OR, and sisters, Carrie (Mike) Floto, Cambridge, and Sherri (Marty) Nauman, Carlton, OR.  Other survivors include, brothers-in-law, Dennis (Cindy) Selman, Belton, TX, and Kevin (Carol) Selman, Minooka, IL,  She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry A. Gibbons, Jr.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Terri’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Mary Louise Ashpole



KEWANEE - Mary Louise Ashpole, 63, of Kewanee, died at 1:56 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.Saturday, March 26 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Max York will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 25 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

She was born October 29, 1952 in Kewanee, the daughter of Edd and Doris Mae (Bates) Bickers. She married Ronald F. “Ron” Ashpole on February 1, 1980 at the State Road Community Church in rural Cambridge and he preceded her in death on October 29, 2015. Survivors include her two daughters, Angela (Terry) Anderson and Dawn (Mike) Lewis, both of Cambridge, a brother, Edd D. Bickers of Kewanee, two sisters, Cheryl (Ron) Heston and Marsha Davis, both of Kewanee, sister-in-law, Lynne (Rowan) Butts of Rock Falls, six grandchildren, Dawson, Brian, Lauren and Owen Anderson and Kendall and Kerigan Lewis and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Alana McNeely and a sister and brother in infancy.

Mary graduated from Kewanee High School in 1970. She had worked as a secretary and bus driver for the Kewanee School District. She was a 40 year member of the Kewanee Hog Festival Committee and a member of the State Road Community Church where she had been secretary and chairperson of their ice cream social. She enjoyed bowling and had been secretary of the Kewanee Bowling Association and member of the Kewanee Bowling Hall of Fame. She was an avid Mickey Mouse collector and also enjoyed camping, playing cards, going to the casino and especially spending time with her family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxufneralhome.com.

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Gary N. McIntire



KEWANEE - Gary N. McIntire, 77, of Kewanee, died at 1:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Unity Point Health Rock Island.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 26 at Wethersfield Cemetery in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 5, 1938 in East Moline, IL, the son of Albert and Violet (Gillon) McIntire. He married Helen G. Hayes on August 25, 1964 and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2010. Survivors include his children, Brigadier General Randall A. (Sue Ellen) McIntire of Fredericksburg, VA, Kimberly S. (Lawrence) Standaert of Geneseo, IL, Kristine K. (James) Koenigs of Kewanee, Katherine (William) Marshall of Montclair, NJ and Steven (Elizabeth) Hayes of Roanoke, IL, fourteen grandchildren, Suzanne Walsh, Lindsey Waddle and Zachary and Rachel McIntire, Kayli, Kaleb and Kody Smith, Molly, Patrick, Matthew and Joshua Koenigs, Benjamin and Charles Marshall and Samantha Hayes, seven great grandchildren, Jonny Walsh, McKenna Waddle, Preslee and Paxton McIntire, Landon Smith and Ryan Conway and Addison Koenigs and two brothers, Alvin and Tommy McIntire. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Katherine Pederson and three brothers, Jack, Albert and David McIntire.

Gary served his country for 9 years in the Air Force as a helicopter mechanic - Airman 1st Class. He also served in the Illinois National Guard from 1991 until his retirement in 1998. He worked as a self-employed contractor and had been the Building and Health Code Officer in Chicago and Kewanee. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where he had taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Gary's greatest accomplishment in life was his family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara Ellen Lazar

Barbara Ellen Lazar, 85, of Kewanee, Il. died at 1:20 A.M. March 22, 2016 at her home.   Barb was born February 3, 1931 in Kewanee the daughter of Thomas and Sylvia (Byrd) Wood.  She attended Kewanee Schools and was a member of the Class of 1949.   Barb married Tony Lazar on February 3, 1967 in Kewanee.  He preceded her in death on October 2, 2013.  She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving is a son Thomas (Keiko) Dillon of Tokyo, Japan, four daughters Vikki (Jerry) Steltenpohl of Kewanee, twins Lauri (Dan) Juarez of Dubuque, Ia. and Leslie (Brent Hagen) Lazar of Cambridge, Il. and Lisa (Bill Rivord) Lazar of Kewanee, six grandchildren Pam Steltenpohl Baumgardner of Colona, Il., Jeff (Kristen) Steltenpohl of Forest Grove, Or., Dr. Mike Dillon of Los Angeles, Ca., Jay Dillon of Tokyo, Japan, Mason and Cole Piggott of Cambridge, Il., and great grandchildren Grant, Ethan and Sylvia Baumgardner of Colona, Il., and Jake and Khloe Steltenpohl of Forest Grove, Or.  Barb enjoyed spending time with her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Don) Snider of Kewanee who survives along with nieces, nephews and many cousins.  She will be terribly missed by her dog, Maggie. 

Barb was employed for many years at the Boss Manufacturing Company in Kewanee.  She also worked at Harper Wyman in Princeton, Il. and at Empire Clothing in Kewanee.  She always enjoyed the people that she worked with.  Barb loved people, travelling anywhere, car rides with her dog, eating out and just being on the go all the time.  She looked forward to the casino trips to Iowa with her sister and brother-in-law.  No one had more fun or energy than her.  You could often find her at Walmart walking and talking with everyone.  She will be remembered for her love of family and the time she shared with them, especially the grandchildren’s games and activities.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Fr. Jerry Rafalko will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il.  Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Rose Shinkevich Ratliff

Rose Shinkevich Ratliff, 60, of Kewanee, Il.  passed at 10:15 a.m. Sunday March 20, 2016 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.  There she was released to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Rose was born October 2, 1955 in Kewanee the daughter of Leo and Stacy (Kolata) Shinkevich.  She graduated from Kewanee High School with the Class of 1973 and from Illinois State University in 1977.

Rose married Thomas Ratliff on March 4, 1978 in Kewanee.  He survives along with three daughters Rebecca (Tom) Kazubowski, Elisabeth (Tony) Evangelista of Bettendorf, Ia., Hannah Ratliff and her fiancé Steven Skrodzki of Crystal Lake, Il.,  a grandson, Kingston Evangelista and one sister Sue (Ray) Wynn of Chicago, Il.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Rose is remembered for her love for her family and neighbors. Her benevolence to those in need is of particular note.  She enjoyed investing in the lives of her daughters and grandson with kindness and Godly instruction.  Rose taught children’s Sunday school and assisted leadership in the Church by sharing her talents and gifts.  She will be remembered for her cooking and baking achievements that were appreciated by all who experienced them, especially her chocolate chip cookies. Rose was an avid Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan and enjoyed sharing in their victories with her family.

Memorial services will be private for the family.  A public visitation will be held from 5-8 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Schools Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Peggy Jean Smith

Peggy Jean Smith, 69, of Kewanee, Il. died at 12 midnight, Sunday March 20, 2016 at Unity Point/Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Il. 

Peggy was born June 27, 1946 in Kewanee, Il. the daughter of Harold and Charlotte (Smith) Matchett.  Peggy graduated from Kewanee High School with the Class of 1964.  She married William Smith on September 15, 1967 in Kewanee.

He survives along with two daughters Michelle (William) Bloom of Bourbonnais, Il., Jennifer (Scott) Morrow of Marietta, Ga., one son Michael (Kelly) Smith of Davenport, Ia., five grandchildren Michael and Eric Bloom, Jack and Kate Morrow and Abigail Smith, one sister Christina (Russ) Hughes of Kewanee, nieces and nephews.  Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Larry Matchett.

Peggy was an x-ray technician receiving her certification from Moline Public Hospital.  She was employed at Skladany Medical Clinic in Orion, Il. and over twenty years at Kewanee Public Hospital prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and reading but will be best remembered for her love of family and home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Pastor Dan Craig of the First Baptist Church of Kewanee will officiate.   Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, March 23rd at the funeral home.    Cremation will be accorded following the services and private family inurnment will be in the Wethersfield Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Shirley A. Peterson

 

Shirley A. Peterson, 87, of Sun City Center, Florida, formerly of Cambridge, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Sun City Senior Living in Sun City Center.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 25th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Shirley Peterson Memorial Fund.

 

Shirley Ann Allison was born April 26, 1928 in Alpha, the daughter of William F. and Bertha A. Kelso Allison.  She was educated in Galesburg schools and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1946.  Her marriage to Harry G. Peterson took place on November 16, 1946 in Galesburg.  He died February 25, 2005. 

 

She started working as a nurse's aide and then became a Licensed Practical Nurse.  Shirley worked for nine years as a surgical aide at St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg, then at Kewanee Hospital, and later at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.  She retired from Illini Hospital in Silvis after 24 years as the Director of Central Processing.  Her hobbies included crocheting and playing cards.

 

Those surviving are a daughter, Susan Griggs, Valrico, FL, grandchildren and their spouses, Erik and Mindy Peterson, Alameda, CA, Kelby Peterson (fiancé- Alison Schriefer),  Phoenix, AZ, Jason and Lori Griggs, New Port Richey, FL, and Jeffrey and Courtney Griggs, Plant City, FL.  Other survivors include three great grandchildren, Kiley Griggs, Parker Griggs, and Clyde Peterson, and a sister, Elsie B. Gibson, Galesburg.  Her parents, her husband, a son, Craig, three sisters, and four brothers preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Shirley's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

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Evelyn M. Hutchinson

 

Evelyn M. Hutchinson, 92, of Cambridge, died Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 24th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Fire Department or Hillcrest Home.

 

Evelyn Mae Snow was born November 19, 1923 in Osco Township, Henry County, Illinois, the daughter of Dale R. and Edna L. Burgston Snow.  She was educated in Henry County schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1941.  Her marriage to Jerrell B. Hutchinson took place on September 7, 1941 in Cambridge.  He passed away on August 17, 1979.  Evelyn was a homemaker.

 

She attended the State Road Church, rural Kewanee, and later became a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church and its United Methodist Women.  Evelyn was an avid animal lover, especially her cat, Holly, and she enjoyed weaving rugs on a loom and joking with the staff at Hillcrest Home.  She loved playing games and doing puzzles with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

 

Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Becky Hutchinson, Murray, KY, a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gene Stromquist, rural Cambridge, six grandchildren, Rod (Linda) Hutchinson, Nashville, TN, Jan Hutchinson (David Stites), Des Moines, IA, Kyle (Amy) Stromquist, Cambridge, Brady (Tristi) Stromquist, Wonder Lake, IL, Matt Stromquist, Cambridge, Kara (Luke) Hank, Davenport, IA.  Other survivors include great grandchildren, Andrew, Katie, and Amanda Hutchinson, Kaylen, Jenna, Brendan Stromquist, Reed Stromquist, Kullen and Jocelyn Hank.  Her parents, her husband, and a brother, Richard Snow, preceded her in death.

A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Evelyn's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Jerald E. Metz

 

Jerald E. Metz, 83, formerly of Cambridge, died Friday, March 18, 2016, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.  Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22nd, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Rick McDaniel will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.  Private interment will take place on Wednesday at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

 

Jerald Eldon Metz was born December 23, 1932 in Kewanee, the son of Henry C. and Vera Mae McNally Metz.  He was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1951.  His marriage to Phyllis Swanson took place on June 15, 1952 in Cambridge.  She passed away January 2, 2000.  Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era.

 

He worked as a carpenter for Triangle Construction in Cambridge, then for Johnson Construction in Alpha, and for Willie Franks Construction in Moline.  He and Phyllis moved to Geneva, Illinois in 1986 where he worked as a union carpenter in the Chicago area.  They retired and moved to Tucson, Arizona where they spent the winters and returned to Illinois for the summer months.  Jerry worked building furniture and doing small construction projects after retiring.  He enjoyed golfing and taking walks near the mountains.

 

Those surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Robert Stach, Cambridge, a son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Peggy Metz, Smyrna, Delaware, four grandsons, Chad (Callie) Stach, Cambridge, Aaron (Dannielle)  Stach, Atkinson, Sean Stach, Cambridge, and Tyler Metz, Delaware.  His parents, his wife, and a brother, Donald, preceded him in death.

A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting  Jerry's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Judith A. "Judy" Wright

Judith A. “Judy” Wright

 

Judith A. “Judy” Wright, 73, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Unity Point Health Trinity Emergency Room, Rock Island.  A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, March 21st at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo.  Pastor Stephen Mueller will officiate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior (9:30-10:30 am) to the service at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Judith Wright Memorial Fund.  Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Judy was born on February 6, 1943 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Henry and Agnes (Verstraete) Marlow.  She graduated from Geneseo High School.  She was an Avon representative for 33years.  She was also a cashier at Hillcrest Liquor and later for Aramark at John Deere Corp. office in Moline.  Judy was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo.  She loved to play bingo and loved being an Avon Representative.

 

She is survived by her daughters: Juanita (Greg) Wisely of Prophetstown, IL, Jewelletta “Jewel” Wright and partner, Diane Fortune of Geneseo, IL; sons: Michael (Veronica) Winchester of Colona, IL, Roger Winchester of Geneseo, IL, Scott Winchester of Terre Haute, IN, Richard (Denise) Wright of Kewanee, IL; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister: Sharon Helg of Geneseo, IL; brothers: Edwin J. Marlow of Davenport, IA; half-brothers: Raymond Marlow and Bud Marlow; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 grandchildren.

 

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Bianca Tanzillo


KEWANEE - Bianca Tanzillo, 84, of Kewanee, died at 10:07 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated  at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 21 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamseni Zilimu. Visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Galesburg. Memorials may be directed to  Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish.

She was born April 28, 1931 in Acerra Naples, Italy, the daughter of Carlo and Maria (Cati) D’Aluisio. She had married Joseph Tanzillo on June 13, 1945 in Naples, Italy. He preceded her in death, as well as her parents, two sons, Michael and Vincenzo “Jimmy” Tanzillo, a brother, Carlo, two sisters, Tina D’Aluisio and Angela Cacae, a sister-in-law, Rose Fiacco, a nephew, Sonny Fiacco and a brother-in-law, Martin Fiacco who was her sponsor for she and her family when they came to the United States. Survivors include her four sons, Carl (Angela) Tanzillo, Peter (Christina) Tanzillo, Cuneo Tanzillo and Tony (Kimberly) Tanzillo, all of Kewanee, two daughters, Rosette (Michael) Milligan of Triangle, VA and Mary Tanzillo of Kewanee, twelve grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Bianca immigrated to the United States in 1965 with her 8 children. They settled in Galesburg and then later moved to Kewanee in 1970. She had been a cook  for 20 years at Waunee Farms, retiring in 1992. She was a member of Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish. She enjoyed cooking, playing bingo and gardening but her greatest passion and love was for her children and grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Barbara Ann Shendelman



KEWANEE - Barbara Ann Shendelman, 60 of rural Kewanee, died at 11:40 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 in the emergency room at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.Thursday, March 17 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Dr. William R. Toliver will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 16 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be directed to the Barbara Shendelman Memorial Fund.

She was born March 4, 1956 in Kewanee, the daughter of John E. and Irene V. (Leander) Spiegel. She married Marc A. Shendelman on June 19, 1976 at Windmont Park in Kewanee. He survives, as do three children, Karisa Shendelman of Norwalk, IA, Alana Shendelman of Peoria and Joshua (Emily) Shendelman of Ankeny, IA and two granddaughters, Parker and Avery. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Linda Fletcher.

Barbara graduated from Annawan High School in 1974 and from Bradley University in Peoria with her degree in fashion merchandising. She had attended Cambridge Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking, scrapbooking and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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William D. "Bill" Baird

 

PEORIA – After a long illness, William D. “Bill” Baird passed away March 7, 2016 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL. Bill was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Canton, IL, to James Ross and Francis Faith (Hoffman) Baird. He married Nina Lou Wilson on August 22, 1954 in Robinson, IL, who survives as do daughters, Diana Lynn (Joseph Gotfryd) of Brookfield, IL; Beth Anne (Marc Pietrzak) and Joyce Elaine (Gregory Godsil), both of Downers Grove, IL; one granddaughter, Kristina Michelle; a sister Mary Jo Rogers of Las Vegas, NV; one brother, Richard (Mary Lou) Baird of Dahinda and sister-in-law, Patricia (Mrs. James R.) of Yates City and 14 nieces and nephews. His parents and a brother, James Baird Jr. preceded him in death.

 Bill graduated from Williamsfield High School in 1951 and the University of Illinois in 1955 where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho and ROTC.  He served 2 years in the Army as a Missile Officer at Fort Wayne in Detroit, MI., and army reserves for 8 years. In 1957 he returned home to Williamsfield to farm in partnership with his two brothers in Baird Farms/Baird Seed Co., a farming, cattle and seed operation, and later managed Baird Insurance Agency.

 Bill was an active member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church; served on the Williamsfield School Board; charter member of the Williamsfield Lions Club; member of the Yates City Masonic Lodge; Scottish Rite Valley of Peoria; and Royal Order of Jesters Peoria Court 40. He served: many years on the Knox County Extension Council as well as chairman; president of the Knox County Livestock Feeders; on numerous Advisory boards for Carl Sandburg College and University of Illinois College of Agriculture; as president of the Illinois Livestock Association; as chairman of The Illinois Beef Industry Council; Served on the Board of Directors for the National Livestock and Meat Board; he was a charter member and served on the Board of Directors for the National Cattlemen’s Association. Bill received a number of awards including The Hoof and Horn Club Honorary Alumnus; Illinois Livestock Association Beef Industry Excellence and National Beef Industry Excellence.

 He enjoyed working with livestock, checking the crops with his younger brother, running to Westbay’s for parts, ballroom dancing and spending time in the company of family and friends.  He had an ever-present sense of humor and ability to befriend anyone he met.  In memory of Bill today, please tell your family members that you love them and enjoy a laugh.

 Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, March 18th at the Williamsfield United Methodist Church with Masonic Rites preceding at 4:45 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19th with visitation preceding the service at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, 116 NE Perry Avenue, Peoria, IL. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Peoria, Williamsfield United Methodist Church, or Benefit Fund Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy, IL. Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield is in charge of arrangements. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Lola L. Ouart

Lola L. Ouart, 91, of Kewanee, Il. died at 6:32 A.M. Monday, March 14, 2016 at Kewanee Care Home.  Lola was born March 23, 1925 in Kewanee, Il. the daughter of Clifford Roy and Farie Lucille (Craig) Petty.  Lola graduated from Wethersfield High School.  She married Lowell Hayden Ouart on October 3, 1943 in Kewanee.  He preceded her in death in 1973.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Virginia Petty. 

Surviving is a daughter Carol (Raymond) Rouse of Bradford, Il., two sons Richard (Donna) Ouart of Belleville, Il.,  Mark (Crystal) Ouart of Kewanee, eleven grandchildren Karen Rouse, Pamela Rosebeck, Amanda Cornell, Shelley (Kevin) Quanstrom, Richard Ouart, Jr., Holley Ouart, Marcus Ouart, Nicholas (Brittney) Ouart, Brett  Goforth, Austin Porter and Nicholas Steding,  fifteen  great grandchildren Jacqueline, Daniel, Valerie, Michelle, Meghan, Samuel, Kristina, Cody, Grace, Alli, Logan, Gabriella, Elena, Dezmond and Mia, three great great grandchildren Quincy, Malaki  and “Scotty”,  three nieces Rebecca, Kathy Yvonne, two nephews Kevin and Roger, seven great nieces, two great nephews, twelve great great nieces, nine great great nephews and her special friend Glenn M. Ouart of Kewanee.

Lola was employed at the former Spurgeon’s in Kewanee, she was the night director at the former Whiting Home for 18 years and sold Avon for 25 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee.  Lola was a member of a local Bunco Club.  She enjoyed, dancing, crocheting, reading and spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Rev. Paul Copeland of the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.  Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, March 16th at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Senior Citizen Center.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Nancy J. Petty

Nancy J. Petty, 69, of Kewanee, Il. died at 6:53 A.M. Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her home.  Nancy was born June 13, 1946 in Kewanee the daughter of James Henry and Gertrude Olive (Boswell) Ince.   She graduated from Kewanee High School.

Nancy married Lloyd “Butch” Petty on June 8, 1962 in Cambridge, Il.   He survives along with two daughters Rhonda (Kris) Grier of rural Galva, Gidget Berg of Delafield, Wi, four grandchildren Brooke (Jorge) Morales, Christopher (Megan) DeVenney, Danielle (Kyle) Walters, Samantha Stultz, four great grandchildren Makayla and Isaac Morales and Kylie and Kiana Walters, one sister Connie (Kenny) Sellers, and two brothers Donnie (Chris) Ince and Bill (Bonnie) Ince all of Kewanee.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Phillip, Robert, Ken and Keith Ince and a granddaughter Michelle Petty.

Nancy retired from Kewanee School District #229 having been employed at Lyle School.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW.  She enjoyed vacationing in Florida, going on cruises, quilting and spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Monday March 14th at the funeral home.   Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Eugene "Gene" C. Rose

Eugene “Gene” C. Rose, 87, of Galva, died at 10:50 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 14 at St. John Catholic Church in Galva. Celebrant will be Fr. John Burns. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Galva Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to the to the kitchen restoration project at St. John Catholic Church in Galva. Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements.

He was born November 27, 1928 in Galva, the son of Camiel and Orpha (Huffman) Rose. He married Jean R. Swett on January 28, 1951 in Kewanee. She survives of Galva, as do three daughters, Cheri (Kevin) Karau of Kewanee, Deb (Jim) VanDeVelde of LaFayette and Kelly Coutou of Kewanee, a sister, Mary Kay Kropp of Geneseo, five grandchildren, Shelli (Brian) Daum, Kimberly (Brian) Wilcoxon, Heather (Robert) Ketcham, Chad (Chrissy) VanDeVelde and Mathias Coutou, seven great grandchildren, Jenson, Nolan, Camille, Dane, Mae, Eli and Stevie and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Harold (Mariann) Rose and a brother-in-law, Donald Kropp.

Gene graduated from Galva High School in 1946. He served his country in the Army in the 987th Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War. He received a Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with military operations against the armed enemy in Korea. He was a farmer and the oldest baptized member of St. John Catholic Church where he had served on the church board on the board to build the new St. John Catholic Church. He was a member of the Galva American Legion and a past member of the Knights of Columbus and in his early years was a member of the Kewanee Golden Glove and the Izaak Walton League. He enjoyed boating on Lake Calhoun, the Rock and Mississippi Rivers and fishing trips to Canada and British Columbia. When he was 69 ½ years old he caught a 69 ½ lb  salmon. Gene was a wonderful father, grandfather and great grandfather and was blessed by there love and prayers. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Richard "Dick" Dedecker

Richard E. “Dick” DeDecker, 86, of Atkinson, passed away Monday, March 07, 2016 at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.  A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 10th at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atkinson.  Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson, where Military Honors will be accorded by the Atkinson American Legion.  Visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Wednesday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Atkinson, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm.  Memorials may be made to the Atkinson Fire Department, Atkinson American Legion, or St. Anthony Catholic Church.

 

Dick was born on November 16, 1929 in Atkinson, IL the son of August and Alma (Vandersnick) DeDecker.  He graduated from Atkinson High School and was united in marriage to Marilyn VanDeVoorde on August 30, 1952 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atkinson.  Dick served 4 years in the US Navy during the Korean War, serving on the USS Mississippi and the USS New Jersey.  Upon leaving the Navy, Dick became a partner in the DeDecker’s Hardware in Atkinson, founded by his father Gus, from which he retired.  He also owned and operated the House of Suds Laundromat in Atkinson.

 

Dick was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atkinson.  He was also a charter member of the Atkinson Fire Department and a member of the Atkinson American Legion Post.  He was on the Atkinson Village Board for 16 years and was the water and sewer commissioner.  Dick was a proud supporter of Atkinson High School sports and events.  He was proud to have gone on the Honor Flight October 2013and was a diehard Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Illini fan.

 

He is survived by his wife Marilyn; children: Mark (Kathy) DeDecker of Washington, IL, Craig (Sue) DeDecker of Geneseo, IL, Neal (Maureen) DeDecker of Champaign, IL, Ann (Cameron) Ator of Lake St. Louis, MO; grandchildren: Beth, Amy, Kara, Kyle, Lauren, Keith, Sean, Collin, Ashley, Amber; great grandchildren: Bobby, Emma, Brenna, Bronson, Wesley, Calvin; and brother: Darrell (Henrietta) DeDecker of Atkinson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Gloria Junior.Share a message of sympathy with Dick’s family at:  vandemorefuneralhome.com

 

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Max W. Schlatter

Max W. Schlatter, 93, of Geneseo, formerly of Annawan, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  As per his wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory and there will be no services.  Private inurnment will be in the North Hill Cemetery in Wagland, IA

 

Max was born on August 6, 1922 in Washington, IA the son of Joe and Mona Schlatter.  He was united in marriage to Phyllis J. Fulton on July 6, 1947 in Washington, IA.  She preceded him in death in 2014.  Max proudly served in the US Army as a Boat Captain during WWII.  Max owned and operated Western Auto Store in Monmouth, IL.  Later Max and his partner Harry Strum founded Strum Auto Parts Stores in the Quad Cities and had many stores throughout the Midwest.  After selling the auto parts business they purchased the Mazda dealership in Davenport, IA.  They then purchased the Clayton House Hotel, which they owned for many years.  After retiring Max and Phyllis moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for many years and then moved to Annawan.  Max was a longtime member of the Shriner’s and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.

 

He is survived by his sister Bett Harper of Sigourney, IA and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.

 

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Bernice Vinson

Bernice I. Vinson, 96, of Kewanee, Il. died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at her home.  Bernice was born August 31, 1919 the daughter of Harold and Beda (Larson) Nelson.  She married Emmons Vinson in 1938 in Maquoketa, Iowa.  He preceded her in death in 1968.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister Dorothy Bergman and one brother Everett Nelson. 

Surviving is a son Ronald (Ginney) Vinson of Kewanee, a grandson Randy Vinson, a granddaughter Erin Vancil, a great granddaughter Marissa Vinson, four great grandsons Elijah Camper, Xavier Camper, Richard Goddard III and Nathan Vancil, three great great grandchildren Kira, Zoie and Milee, a sister Helen Fischer of Galva, Il. and two brothers Wayne Nelson of Florida and Donald Nelson of Galva, Il.

Bernice worked as the office manager in her husband’s business Vince’s TV and Appliance in Kewanee.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee, She enjoyed reading, crocheting, flower gardening, home decorating and frequent visits to McDonald’s and Burger King. She enjoyed her companion dog “‘BrownIe”.  Bernice will be remembered for her motto “Appreciate the small things in life”.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.   Donna Boardman will officiate.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, rural Kewanee.  Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee or to the family for a memorial to be established.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Gene R. Wheelock

Gene R. Wheelock, 87, of Geneseo died on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Village, Geneseo.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 225 E. Park St., Geneseo with a Funeral Service to be held immediately following at 7:00 p.m.  Rev. Chet McCoy will officiate.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the services and Private Interment will be held on Tuesday, March 15th at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with Military Honors.  Memorials may be made to Gene Wheelock Memorial Fund.

 

Gene was born March 27, 1928 in East Moline, IL the son of David and Clara (DeFreezer) Wheelock.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Gene married Patricia Hull on May 22, 1954 in Sheffield.  She survives.  Gene had worked as an electrician at the Farmall Plant, Rock Island.  He was a member of Orion V.F.W.

 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; two daughters Victoria Jean (Louis) Ramirez, East Moline and Teresa Ann Christiansen, Milan; son, Steven Craig (Chris) Wheelock, Cambridge, seven grandchildren, Angela Jennes, April and Shaye Ramirez, Justin Morrissey, Shawn, David. and Gene III, Wheelock; three step grandchildren, Bella, Makayla and Waylon, Tucker; and five great grandchildren.  His parents, two sons, Lawrence Carl and Gene Ralph, Jr. four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

 

Video Tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Gene’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

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Ruben C. Ceja

Ruben C. Ceja, 81, of Kewanee, Il. died Friday, March 4, 2016 at his home. Ruben was born December 1, 1934 in Ario de Rayon, Michoacán, Mexico the son of Ignacio and Guadalupe (Cardenas Perez) Ceja.  Ruben came to the US in 1963.  He married Josephine B. Padilla on Sept. 12, 1964 in Kewanee.  She preceded him in death on April 13, 2010.  He was also preceded in death by a son Ralph Padilla, a daughter Deenie Ryan, a daughter-in-law Glenda Padilla, granddaughter Haley Jo Padilla, grandson Adam Padilla, a sister Maria Ceja, a brother Brajedes Ceja in infancy and a brother Ignacio Ceja.

Surviving are his children Phil (Sue) Padilla, Jim (Jan) Padilla, Jayne (Brian) Cleveland, Maria Ceja, Josie (Bruce) Ainley, Ruben Ceja and Alice Ceja all of Kewanee, a special son-in-law Larry Ryan of Kewanee and 16 grandkids, 12 great-grandkids, 9 step-grandkids and 7 step great grandkids.

Ruben was employed at the former Kewanee Hyster Company and at the Galva Foundry.  He retired after 30 years of service to those companies.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed taking Sunday rides in the car and will be remembered as a good church going and family man. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kewanee, Il. Fr. Johndamazilimu will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M Friday, March 11th where the rosary will be recited at 4:30 P.M.  A memorial fund has been established and contributions may be left at the funeral home.  Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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Susan Elizabeth Arter Cochran



Susan Elizabeth Arter Cochran, age 60, of Dahinda (Oak Run), IL, passed away on Tuesday March 1st, 2016. 

A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 a.m.Saturday March 5th at Rux Funeral Home in Galva.  The Rev. Canon Suzann Holding will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m.Friday March 4th at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded after the service with private inurnment at a later date. Memorials can be directed to American Cancer Society and Galva Public Library.

Sue was born May 2nd, 1955 to Janet (Swain) and Warren Arter, at the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines during her father's military service.  She is preceded in death by both her parents. She is survived by her three daughters with James Cochran of Tremont, IL; Kathryn (Stephen) Hoskins of Chicago, IL, Courtney (Thomas) Burke of Chicago, IL and Kelsey (Adam) Parrott of Austin, TX; her stepson, Christopher (Maria) Cochran of Peoria, IL; and her cherished grandsons Alexander Burke and James Hoskins.  She is also survived by her siblings, Holly (Bill) Angus of Dunlap, IL, John (Liz) Arter of Donahue, IA, Kathy (Dave) Hoffman of Princeville, IL and Hays (Jen) Arter of Chesterfield, MO; and her many beloved nieces and nephews.

Sue had a wonderful childhood in Galva, where she made many lifelong friends.  She attended both Galva High School and then University of Missouri. She worked for many years in sales/marketing/communications, including (and upon her later return to Galva with her three daughters) several years at the family business - E.W. Houghton Lumber Company.  Throughout her life, she was an active volunteer of many organizations including American Cancer Society, Girl Scouts, parent/teacher organizations, and was an eager supporter of World Wild Life Fund and public radio and television, to name a few.

Sue adored reading and handcrafting gifts for her family and friends. Her seat at the kitchen table looked out at the lake, and her gardening boots were always muddy. She loved travel and good food, and sharing all of these things with the many people she loved deeply. Seed catalogs at the end of a long winter, family trips to Michigan, and sand in her toes were just a few of her favorite things. Most of all, Sue was warm, thoughtful, compassionate and the most giving person.  She always put others ahead of herself and was there to offer a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen - always present and available, without being intrusive. She was the best friend and best mother in the world. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
 
 

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Marvin Richard Grayson

Marvin Richard Grayson Sr., 77, of Kewanee, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to the Kewanee Animal Shelter.  

He was born December 24, 1938 in Kewanee, the son of Marvin and Mildred (Butler) Grayson. Survivors include his children, Tammy Rinehart of Indiana, Marvin Richard Grayson Jr. of Missoula, MT, Gerald David (Robin) Grayson of St. Mary’s, GA, Robert Dean Grayson and his significant other, Kari of Kewanee, Tara Yancey of Kewanee, Correy Grayson of Galesburg, Amanda (Aaron) Sherbeyn of Honolulu, HI and Sheri (Charles) McCadden of Kingsland, GA, two sisters, Frances Washburn and LaVonne Witte, both of Kewanee, his grandchildren, Bethany Roth, Haylee and Chassity Grayson, Lisa, Jake and Levi Grayson, Tevin and Tre Jordan, Cassidy, Heaven and Faith Grayson, Dillon, Brady and Drew Sherbyn, Zachery Grayson and Caleb and Mason McCadden and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy, a brother, Gerald, a sister, Doris and a son, Richard David Grayson.

Marvin attended Kewanee High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He had worked as a house painter. Marvin enjoyed cars, dogs, watching Westerns, listening to country music and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Helen Peach

Helen Peach, of Kewanee, Il. passed from this life into the arms of her loving Savior at 10:00 P.M. Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Kewanee Care Home.  Helen was the daughter of Lawrence and Louise (Griesmer) Lord.  She attended Evergreen Grade School and Bradford High School.

Helen married Dean Peach on February 21, 1959 in Kewanee.  He survives along with two sons C.G. (Bonnie) Fifield of Newark, Il., Sam (Gina) Peach of Neponset, Il., son-in-law Harry Pierson of Eureka, Il., six grandchildren Jim Fifield, of Somonauk, Il., Julie Fifield, of Montgomery, Il. Ashley Peach of Kewanee, Chase Peach of Neponset, Drew Pierson of Princeton, Il. Dianne (Dan) Scott of Toluca, Il., three great grandchildren Grace and Gabi Fifield of Sandwich, Il. and Ian Scott of Toluca, Il.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Margo Pierson, three brothers and six sisters.

Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee.  Helen will be remembered for her love of spending time visiting and laughing with family, quilting and volunteering.  Helen was a member of a quilting club and made quilts by hand for all her children and grandchildren.  She volunteered at the former Leisure Hills now Royal Oaks Care Home.  Helen was a member of the Flemish American Club where she and Dean enjoyed dancing.

The family wants to thank Kewanee Care Home for all the wonderful care they gave Helen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Rev. Paul Copeland will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens, rural Kewanee.  Memorials may be directed to the first United Methodist Church of Kewanee or Kewanee Care Nursing Home.

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Sharon Lee Thorpe Wollerman Davis

 

 

Sharon Lee Thorpe Wollerman Davis, 71, of Sheffield died on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 339 E. Chestnut St. Sheffield, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sheffield Rescue Unit, 341 W. Railroad St. Sheffield, IL 61361 or Tri County Humane Society, 540 Elm Place, Princeton, IL 61356.

 

Sharon Thorpe was born July 8, 1944 in Joliet IL the daughter of Robert and Ardis (Markgraf) Thorpe.  She graduated from Joliet Township High School, Joliet, IL.  She married Irvin F. Wollerman on Sept. 8, 1962.  The couple had lived and farmed south of Wyanet, IL.  She later married Richard A. Davis, Sr. on Jan. 2, 1983 in Sarasota, FL.  He died on Dec. 27, 2008.  While living in Sarasota Sharon had attended Sarasota Vocational Institute and earned a certificate as a teacher’s aide.  She had then worked as a teacher’s aide in Sarasota helping with Special Needs Children.  She later worked as an office manager in Real Estate and Appraisal for 20 years.

 

Sharon has been a life-time member of the White Shrine since 1963.  She had also been a member of Bureau County Farm Bureau Woman’s Committee as well as past president.  Sharon had served as Republican Committee Woman in Wyanet Township.  She also had written the newspaper column “Sharing With Sharon” for the Bureau County Farm Bureau paper.

 

Sharon was an accomplished author having written a hardbound book of Poetry titled Dark Side of the Moon, as well as writing many other poems, and short stories. She had won two Editors Choice awards for her poetry and a Golden Poet Award.  Besides her writing she also had won an award in photography and art work as well as in cooking, baking and canning.

 

Survivors include her two beloved sons, Mark K. Wollerman (Kim); and Karl R. Wollerman, both of Sheffield, IL; five grandchildren Mark K.N. Wollerman (Nicole), Shane Helle, Hope Wollerman, “Little” Karl Wollerman, and Max Wollerman; two great grandchildren, Makayla Wollerman, and Abe Helle; her brother, James R. Thorpe; a sister-in-law, Sue Thorpe; a niece Tammy Murphy (Mike) and a nephew, Steven Thorpe (Bridgett).

 

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Sharon’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

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Eunice P. Bean

 

Eunice P. Bean, 93, of Geneseo, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, Davenport. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2016, at the First Congregational Church, Geneseo. Reverend Bruce Bergthold will officiate. There is no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church, Geneseo, Geneso Public Library and GEEE.     Per her requests, cremation has been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.

 

Eunice was born on February 5, 1923, in Logan County, Illinois on the family farm, the daughter of Hugh Verle and Litta Lou (Jones) Smallwood. She was a graduate of Illinois State University where she received her BA and MA degrees. She was united in marriage to William H. (Bill) Bean on June 7, 1946, at the First Congregational Church, Geneseo. Eunice had been a Business, English and piano teacher as well as the church organist for 45 years. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Geneseo, the Geneseo Music Club, Geneseo Library Board and Geneseo Endowment for Excellence in Education. She enjoyed her time spent with family, music, reading, sewing, knitting, baking, camping, traveling, and piano and organ playing. Eunice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a good and devoted Christian and had a great zest and great love for classical music.

 

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, William “Bill” Bean; her sister, Manie Jeckel, Emden IL; daughters: Sue Fuelling, Gaylord, MI, and Carol (Gregg) Neuleib, Geneseo; sons: John (Vicky) Bean, Geneseo and David (Ann) Bean, Morrison, IL; grandchildren: Andrew DeGroot, Jennifer (Brian)Williams, Peter Neuleib, Mary Bean (Marco),  Buenos Aries, Argentina, William (Brittany) Bean, Arthur (Rachele) Neuleib and Laura Li Bean; great-grandchildren: Jonathan and Logan Williams, Carter Neuleib, Arya and Eden Bean, and Tristan Neuleib.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John V. Smallwood; son-in-law, Larry Fuelling; brothers-in-law, Charles Maplethorpe, Ed Jeckel, Herbert Bean and Paul Bean; and sister-in-law Jean Bean.

 

 

Share a message of sympathy with Eunice’s family at:  vandemorefuneralhome.com

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Elisheba ( Simpson ) Israel


KEWANEE - Elisheba (Simpson) Israel, 89, of Kewanee, died at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.Friday, March 4 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. L.V. Cliff will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

She was born May 15, 1926 in Stevenson, AL, the daughter of Earnest and Patricia (Toney) Simpson. She married Abishai Israel on March 17, 1943 and he preceded her in death on November 2, 2014. Survivors include four sons, Elihu Israel of California and Nathan (Keasher) Israel, David (Chryl) Israel and Reuben Israel, all of Kewanee, two daughters, Hadassah Smith of Manteca, CA and Michal Israel of Kewanee, her sister, Laura Folds of Chicago, a sister-in-law, Ozela Hollins of Kewanee, seventeen grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Cornell Watkins, Ossie Simpson and Odessa Roberts, six brothers, Savoy, Connie, Benjamin, Lawyer and Lee Simpson and Jimmy Hollins, two sons, Harold and Jeremiah Israel and a grandson, Revilo J. Israel.

Elisheba retired from Maytag in Galesburg. She was a member of the Hebrew House of Israel in Chicago. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, dancing, canning and spending time with her family and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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